The unique weight management solution designed to fit your lifestyle. No surgery, no downtime – only results.
The Obalon Balloon Capsule Difference
Unlike other bariatric procedures, the Obalon Balloon Capsule is a totally non-surgical treatment program requiring no general anesthesia. Typical installation time is under 10 minutes. The Obalon Balloon Capsule is a revolutionary solution for patients who struggle to achieve significant weight loss but who are not looking for surgical alternatives. The balloon doesn’t require unconscious sedation, and it is performed as an outpatient procedure. It is installed by swallowing a capsule, which is inflated with a proprietary nitrogen gas through a micro-catheter. The balloons are designed to remain in an inflated state for the duration of the 6-month treatment period. The balloons inflate to approximately the size of an orange, and weigh only 6 grams.
They remain suspended at the top of the stomach, giving the patient a feeling of satiety, so less food is consumed throughout the day. The Obalon Balloon Capsule offers continual weight loss support – both while the balloons are installed and after they are extracted. The process is precisely engineered to maximize safe, long-term weight management without any surgical intervention or permanent modifications of the digestive system. During clinical trials, patients lost an average of 15lbs, with some losing as much as 50lbs, during a 12-week treatment program – approximately 7 % of their total body weight. Furthermore, after one year, patients reported that nearly 90 % of their weight loss was maintained.